#Crowdfunding News Roundup: November 14, 2013

SelfStarterEntrepreneur | Crowdfunding Without Kickstarter

Entrepreneur’s Michelle Goodman interviews Cameron Robertson, co-founder of Lockitron and one of the men behind the decision to open-source Selfstarter for other companies looking to crowdfund. He explains some of the benefits of using Selfstarter over other rewards-based crowdfunding solutions.

edSurge | How to Get the Most Bang for Your K-12 Crowdfunding Buck

In this piece, author Mary Jo Madda expresses her appreciation for Indiegogo as a middle ground between startup-heavy Kickstarter and teachers-only DonorsChoose platform. Madda explains that the benefits of launching on Indiegogo for teachers don’t stop at funding.

develop | LGC 2013: “No going back” from crowd-funding, says Charles Cecil

British video game developer Charles Cecil shares his thoughts on crowdfunding during the keynote of the recent London Games Conference. In his words: “There are horror stories about projects and companies letting down their backers, audiences are becoming more wary about what they’re investing in, but the ability of an audience and content creator to communicate is so powerful now that there’s no going back.”

New_York_City_Midtown_from_Rockefeller_Center_NIHCrain’s New York Business | Crowdfunding sites brace for main street investors

RocketHub, Return On Change and Rock The Post are three New York-based crowdfunding platforms that are interested in facilitating equity crowdfunding to non-accredited investors. This article explores the progress these sites have made in meeting that goal and the concerns about regulatory overhead some in the space have.

Vidette Online | Don’t get your panties in a wad

AR Wear continues to make headlines and opinion pieces from their controversial Indiegogo campaign for anti-rape underwear. This piece actually shares some tips from RAINN on how to avoid being attacked, but criticizes AR Wear for their solution based on data from the same organization. According to the author and by proxy RAINN, “73 percent of sexual assaults were committed by someone the victim knew.”

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